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Doctor insights on: Glipizide And Metformin Medication

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There be possible side effects if takingthe metformin or glipizide?

There be possible side effects if takingthe metformin or glipizide?

Metformin: Possible side-effects include rash, palpitations, muscle aches, cramps, & changes in taste, . ...Read more

Glipizide (Definition)

Glipizide is the generic name for the anti diabetic drug glucotrol (glipizide). It is in the drug category of sulfonylureas. These drugs are very effective in treating type 2 diabetes. However, they can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if blood glucose ...Read more


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Allergic to metformin, glipizide 5 mg twice a day seems to not be as effective anymore. Suggestions?

Allergic to metformin, glipizide 5 mg twice a day seems to not be as effective anymore. Suggestions?

Allergies etc.: If the medication for type 2 diabetes is not working well for you see your doctor ASAP.

There are 12 different drugs for diabetes - not including insulin.

Your primary care doctor may make changes or refer you to an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can metformin & glipizide mixed together? If yes than what is the possible side effect related to this

Can metformin & glipizide mixed together? If yes than what is the possible side effect related to this

Yes.: This is perhaps the most common combination of oral meds for diabetes. The side effects are related to the individual drugs. Gi disturbance with metformin and potentially low blood sugar readings with glipizide. ...Read more

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Taking glipizide XL and metformin bid. Did A1c and nurse said to take glipizide only in a.M. Now. What would that indicate?

Taking glipizide XL and metformin bid. Did A1c and nurse said to take glipizide only in a.M. Now. What would that indicate?

Glipizide: I read this story as the nurse teaching you how you should have been using glipizde all along. This is a once daily medication. I see nothing else here that you should worry or wonder about. ...Read more

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Is there any bad effect or side effect of diabetes medicine glipizide & metformin?

Metformin: metformin most common side effect is stomach upset and loose stools. for this reason many healthcare professionals start at a low dose and gradually increase it to minimize adverse effects. glipizide can also cause nausea, headache, diarrhea; major effect is that it lowers blood sugar (which is why you are taking it) ...Read more

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I took Indomethicin 2 pills 50 mg x2 per day for 24 days. I also took metformin, glipizide and lisonopril with hydro (diuretic pill). I felt very tired?

I took Indomethicin 2 pills 50 mg x2 per day for 24 days. I also took metformin, glipizide and lisonopril with hydro (diuretic pill). I felt very tired?

Tiredness: Can be due to multiple factors including deconditioning, poor diet, poorly controlled disease, dehydration and side effects of the medication. With combination of lisonopril, diuretic and NSAID and Metformin. Renal function should be monitored ...Read more

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My father is having uncontrolled type 2 DM. Why did the doctor stop glipizide and start him on metformin?

My father is having uncontrolled type 2 DM. Why did the doctor stop glipizide and start him on metformin?

Metformin: This is a very good drug for diabetes. It decreases the amount of sugar the liver makes (thus lower blood sugar) and it makes the Insulin in your system more effective at the muscles (insulin lowers your blood sugar). Unless you have contraindications or severe side effects from the drug, you should be on this if you have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but I read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? I have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but I read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? I have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

Sinusitis: The medications you report are not related to sinusitis. For sinusitis you should seek an ear, nose, and throat doctor
Regarding your three diabetes medicines do you really need them. Your medicines are type 2 diabetes and over time, with help from your doctor or nurse practitioner, you will no longer have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metaglip (glipizide and metformin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take metaglip (glipizide and metformin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Of course, only your obstetrician can answer this question for your particular circumstances...But in general, diabetes (either gestational diabetes or previously acquired diabetes) during pregnancy has better treatment options than metaglip (glipizide and metformin). These treatment options include other oral medications, Insulin therapy, and, in some cases, simple dietary management. ...Read more

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I'm on metformin, victoza, glipizide but been having stomach extended and fullness left side pain which one should I stop? Or replace with what?

I'm on metformin, victoza, glipizide but been having stomach extended and fullness left side pain which one should I stop? Or replace with what?

Diabetes Mellitus DM: Both metformin and victoza (liraglutide) can cause the stomach issues. However at your age diabetes is preventable and reversible. Focus on changing your lifestyle and so you can get off all the medications. Glipizide does not cause those symptoms but can make the insulin burn out faster. So the solution is to talk to your doc about weaning off the last medication added working on lifestyle and reversing DM. ...Read more

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My januvia appears undigested, in my stool. I take metformin, glipizide, victoza (liraglutide) and januvia. Is it pointless to take the januvia?

My januvia appears undigested, in my stool. I take metformin, glipizide, victoza (liraglutide) and januvia. Is it pointless to take the januvia?

Maybe: If you are already on victoza, (liraglutide) you don't need to be on januvia. Talk to your doctor about this. See a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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I'm on victoza (liraglutide) 1.8mg, metformin 1000mg, glipizide 10mg, amlodipine, and other meds for anxiety is this a good combo? Been dizzy for a while now

I'm on victoza (liraglutide) 1.8mg, metformin 1000mg, glipizide 10mg, amlodipine, and other meds for anxiety is this a good combo? Been dizzy for a while now

Good combo?: Sorry NO!
It seems you have either a doctor or many doctors who prescribe all of your medicines.
If you are not seeing an Endocrinologist you must set that up as soon as possible.
I am also concerned by your anxiety, pain, and high cholesterol.
Stay with the Endocrinologist but also make an appointment to see a Psychologist regarding your several conditions.

Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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My girlfriend takes glipizide twice a day. A clinic just gave her prednisone for arthralgia. Can prednisone be taken with glipizide and metformin?

My girlfriend takes glipizide twice a day. A clinic just gave her prednisone for arthralgia. Can prednisone be taken with glipizide and metformin?

IT CAN BUT: It is going to make her blood sugars rise quite a bit, depending on dose and dursation of treatment. Her sugars should be monitored frequently (before meals and at bedtime at least) and notify doctor if consistently above 250-300. ...Read more

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Cant stay asleep, wake often to feelings of sore muscles in back and sides/ kidneys? Diff mattress no help. Stressed. Can metformin/ glipizide be prob

Cant stay asleep, wake often to feelings of sore muscles in back and sides/ kidneys? Diff mattress no help. Stressed. Can metformin/ glipizide be prob

You can try metformi: Metformin is OK to try. Small doses of Elavil (amitriptyline) or Flexoril at bedtime are also effective for your symptoms. Your doctor can help you with this and adjusting your dose based on how well you sleep. The bigger problem may be stress. It is worth looking into ways to reduce your stress levels. This can help keep you healthy for the future. ...Read more

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Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair.?

Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair.?

Exercise caution: You are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read more

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I started Glipizide today with my Metformin like my doctor said to I have bad pain in my arms, stomach and legs? Is that a side affect of the pill?

Glipizide: Stop the glipizide for a few days and see if things get better. If yes let your doctor know. If not, don't take any glipizide and see your doctor ASAP.

Don't forget to check your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Why do people take metformin and glypizide?

Diabetes control.: These two medications control glucose levels in diabetics by complementary mechanisms. Metformin works as an Insulin sensitizer, especially in the liver. Glipizide stimulates the pancreas to secrete more insulin. ...Read more

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Am diabetic am only taking metformin/glypizide what can be the effectt of this?

Am diabetic am only taking metformin/glypizide what can be the effectt of this?

Good sugar control!: This combination medication (metformin/glipizide) is a commonly used treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is usually quite effective for lowering glucose levels. If you take too much, your sugar may drop below normal. You should have normal kidney function documented before starting metformin. ...Read more

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Is metformin and glypizide safe for a woman who is pregnant?

Depends: Some doctors would say yes, but the majority would use only insulin. Metformin has been used for many years in pregnant women without problem, although it is not approved. Glipizide has had limited study. A similar medication has been used in limited numbers without problems, but is also not approved. See what your doc is comfortable with. ...Read more

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Do any herbal supplements have dangerous side effects if taken with glipizide and metphormin?

It depends: Please see the label. All the mechanism of herbal medications are not known but some of them are notorious to cause side effects due to interaction. ...Read more

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Can u take a probiotic when taking metforman, glipazide, lisinnopril? Does probiotic affect any meds?

Can u take a probiotic when taking metforman, glipazide, lisinnopril? Does probiotic affect any meds?

Generally Safe: Probiotics are live microorganisms and have a long history of use without causing illness in 'healthy' people. Probiotics' safety has not been thoroughly studied scientifically. Probiotics' side effects, if they occur, tend to be mild and digestive (such as gas or bloating). More serious side effects have been seen in some people depending on their associated health conditions. ...Read more

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Husband has stomach bug can he take dieasapan for nausea while taking metforman, lisinnopril, lavastatin, glipazide?

Husband has stomach bug can he take dieasapan for nausea while taking metforman, lisinnopril, lavastatin, glipazide?

So: He has diabetes, hypertension and has an acute viral infection, adding a benzodiazepine for nausea is not recommended. There are better choices for him, check with his doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband takes metforman, lisnopril, glipazide and cholesterol meds, is it ok for him to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics?

My husband takes metforman, lisnopril, glipazide and cholesterol meds, is it ok for him to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics?

Antibiotics diabetes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a floroquinoline category of antibiotic. As a whole this group has some higher risks, ligament weakness or rupture, risk of heart rhythm issues (qt prongation), and with dm moreso, and risks of metabolic problems. However, as a group they also are best med for some infections. If the prescribing doc is aware of his history ; meds but still rec then he should take it ; watch if any prob. ...Read more

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Working night shift my legs are swollen in the mornning I am a diabetic but in good shape I take pills for my diabetes I sit sitting at desk all night the pills I take metphorming, glipezide, abacose the don't hurt swelling seems to go down if I go strait

Working night shift my legs are swollen in the mornning I am a diabetic but in good shape I take pills for my diabetes I sit sitting at desk all night the pills I take metphorming, glipezide, abacose the don't hurt swelling seems to go down if I go strait

Try compression: Compression stockings might help you with your leg swelling (edema). Also watch your salt and fluid intake. When you can sit during your shift, elevate your legs.

If you are also having any chest pain or sob with the leg swelling, this is much more serious and you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Can the medication metformin lower blood sugar too much?

Can the medication metformin lower blood sugar too much?

Usually no: Metformin is an excellent diabetes medication because it lowers your blood sugar by making you more sensitive to your own insulin, but it will not allow your glucose to go low. Other diabetes medications (glyburide or other sulfonylureas; insulin) can give you hypoglycemia. If your sugars are "low", maybe you don't need the metformin. Has something changed from when you were started (eg wt loss)? ...Read more

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What natural medications can you use instead of metformin?

Diet for diabetes: I specialize in this problem. Lets do second opinion consult to see what is going on. ...Read more

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What happens if she takes metformin 500 mg ER with no medical problems this medication is used for?

What happens if she takes metformin 500 mg ER with no medical problems this medication is used for?

Metformin: Metformin is most commonly used for type 2 diabetes. It is also commonly used for gynecology to help treat polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: glipizide?

Please describe the medication: glipizide?

Glipizide: Glipizide is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. The drug works by stimulating the pancreas to release additional Insulin so a partially functioning pancreas is necessary for Glipizide to work. Sometime Glipizide causes too much Insulin to be released by the pancreas which can lead to potentially dangerous low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: metformin?

Please describe the medication: metformin?

Drug for diabetes: That reduces liver production of glucose-

other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk in patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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If one feels sick everytime they take metformin should they ook at a different medication?

If one feels sick everytime they take metformin should they ook at a different medication?

Yes: Metformin is a great drug but if it makes you feel sick everytime you take it, then it is not the drug for you. See your doctor to get the regimen reevaluated. There are many other options to choose from. ...Read more

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What other medications are out there for people with type 2 diabetes, other than metformin.

What other medications are out there for people with type 2 diabetes, other than metformin.

Multiple: The medicines used should be dependent on your diabetes, lifestyle, compliance as you and your doctor decide. There is sulfonyl urea, dpp4 inhibitor. Tzd, antiabsorptives, modifiers of renal threshold, and even injectables not insulin. Talk to your doctor and discuss what is best for you. ...Read more

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Do these medications interact? Synthroid 100mcg, metformin (500*3 times a day), emoquette, prenatal

Not likely: I am not aware of any serious drug interactions between these medications. Being on an oral contraceptive however can change the dosage of synthroid (thyroxine) required to keep your thyroid level normal. ...Read more

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I am currently taking metformin and spirolactone. Will I have a bad reaction if I sibutramine along with the medication I am taking? What will occur?

???: Silbutramine was taken off the market in most of the civilized world several years ago because of cardiac concerns. Why are you still receiving it? ...Read more

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